MongoDB Explained in 5 Minutes or Less

January 30, 2014 Michael Wilson

MongoDB is a document-oriented database and is currently the most popular NoSQL database on the market. Let’s take a quick look at MongoDB, its main features, and how it’s being used. What’s MongoDB? Similar to how relational databases are based on tables, document-oriented databases such as MongoDB are based on collection of documents, with each […]

Neo4j Explained in 5 Minutes or Less

January 7, 2014 Steven Gangstead

Neo4j is a database designed around relationships.  Instead of fixed relations between tables, storage and retrieval is based on the interconnections between data.  Neo4j is the most used graph database, a category of NoSQL databases.  It is open source and backed by Neo Technology.  In a graph database, data points are arbitrarily connected to each […]

Cassandra Explained in 5 Minutes or Less

November 26, 2013 Philip Shon

Apache Cassandra is a massively scalable, column family NoSQL database solution that provides users the ability to store large amounts of structured and unstructured data. In the big data landscape, it fits into the structured storage category and is simply an alternative or additional data store option. Originally open-sourced in 2008 by Facebook, Cassandra combines […]